Following the news that Peter Morgan would be scripting the next Bond film, it seemed only logical that one of his regular alumni might turn up. However, not quite like this. The current rumour is that Michael Sheen, who impressed in 'The Queen' and stood up impressively to Frank Langella's tour-de-force in 'Frost/Nixon', will be playing Blofeld in the next film. Yes, THE Blofeld. The cat stroking bald loon who was head of SPECTRE.
Now please remember this is RUMOUR, and not confirmed, so don't send me death threats if it turns out not to be true. The rumour originates from the Daily Express, so it may or may not prove to be completely true. Still, if he is, it'd be bloody brilliant. Michale Sheen is one of the finest young British actors of this generation, and has apparently especially proved himself in 'The Damned United', a biopic of British soccer (it's football to us, but hey, who am I to ruin anglo-american relations) legend Brian Clough.
I think it'd be great. I sincerely hope it is true.
Sources: Aint It Cool - http://www.aintitcool.com/node/41432
Empire - http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=25079